Pristimantis minutulus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Hedges SB 2007 Three new species of Pristimantis (Lissamphibia, Anura) from montane forests of the Cordiller Yanachaga in Central Peru. Phyllomedusa 6:119-135.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the type locality, from the vicinity of Cacazú, 900–1,200 m asl, Pasco Region, Peru (Duellman and Hedges 2007). It is now also known to from Finca Panguana, 250 m asl, Huánuco Region, extending its known geographic range ca 115 km NNE from its type locality (Rödder and Schlüter 2009).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is known only from humid lowland and lower montane forests on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Yanachaga in central Peru. All individuals were on leaves 30-60 cm above the ground at night (Duellman and Hedges 2007) or under small stones in a dry stream bed (Rödder and Schlüter 2009). It is presumed to breed by direct development.


The species is only known from the type series, comprised of five specimens, and an additional six specimens collected in 1998, so the population size and trend are unknown. The species was not recorded during recent (2014) surveys in the Oxapampa area (A. Angulo pers. comm. December 2017).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from Área de Conservación Privada Panguana.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The identity and relations of Pristimantis minutulus are assessed through DNA analyses (Duellman and Hedges 2007). Recently placed in the family Strabomantidae by Hedges et al. (2008).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis minutulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T135875A89218068. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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